Cowboy Caviar

Well, we’re all needing a quick & easy crowd pleaser to take to get togethers, right?  I have a few that I rotate, but this is by far the easiest and probably the most well received.  I have put my own recipe together based on ingredients that I like and don’t like.  You’ll find many variations of this but these ingredients are my mainstays.

1 can shoepeg corn

1 can blackeye peas

1 can black beans

1 large tomato or 2 small ones

2 avocados plus seeds

1 bunch of green onions

cilantro to taste (fresh or dried)

8-16 oz. of Zesty Italian dressing

Rinse corn and beans until water runs clean and put in a bowl.  Slice tomato, taking out all seeds, then chop and add to bowl, chop green onion (use as many or as few as you like) add to bowl, slice/cube avocados adding both avocados and their large seeds to the bowl.  The seeds along with the dressing will prevent the avocado from turning brown while serving.  Add cilantro and desired amount of dressing.  I like mine not too runny but standing in a thick bath of it.  Chill or serve immediately.  I like to serve mine with Fritos or Tostitos scoops.  Enjoy!

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Peanut Butter Treat

So I just pinned this on Pinterest because it is a fail safe cookie for everyone.  I make them often (well I try to go be a glutton) because they’re quick, easy & tasty.  They’re great to have on hand for grubby little fingers that are always wanting a treat.  So here’s the easy recipe that everyone should take advantage of.

Cowboy Cookies

1 cup white corn syrup

1 cup sugar

1 cup peanut butter

1/4 cup butter

6 cups corn flakes

Stir together corn syrup & sugar, bring to a boil.  Remove from heat, stir in butter & peanut butter until smooth.  Add corn flakes & stir until coated.  Drop by spoonfuls (however big or small you want them) on wax paper & enjoy.  They sit up pretty quick & are so yummy when warm.

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